"Crude engines powered these new and effective killing machines which were piloted by fearless men... Canvas and wood were strung together with wire and fitted with rapid fire machine guns to make the first fragile, but deadly fighters." -- description from box. Topics: vhs, WWI, airplanes, aerial combat Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Explains basic physical principles involved in launching, flying, and controlling an airplane. Uses animation to demonstrate how the shape of the airfoil produces lift during flight. Also features some of the most modern aircraft in the world. Topics: Aerodynamics -- Juvenile films, Airplanes -- Juvenile films, Aerodynamics.
Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jerry Fairbanks for the Boeing Co. in the immediate post-WWII era, "Tomorrow's Airplane Today" celebrates the Stratocruiser. (This version of the film comes from a film archive and is silent; in release of course the film had a soundtrack and we're currently hunting for it.)The film features rare views of the Boeing plant in Seattle as it looked during WWII -- completely covered in camouflage netting and paint. It also shows various Boeing products... Topics: Boeing, Stratocruiser, Jerry Fairbanks, airplanes, WWII, B-29, Superfortress, C-97 Stratofreighter,...
This educational film by Boeing Aircraft, "Wings of Glass", shows how the company uses innovative techniques to use glass, fiberglass and other glass and plastic composite materials to produce lighter, stronger aircraft components. The Boeing 727 and 747 aircraft are shown, as well as the assembly lines in which highly skilled workers painstakingly create many of the aircraft components by hand and using precision machinery. The honeycomb structure of many internal components is... Topics: Boeing 727, Boeing 747, Boeing, Aircraft, Fiberglass, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Construction,...
Presented by Plymouth Motors and sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, this historic film "Adventures in Imagination" shows the run-up to the 2nd Annual international Model Airplane Contest in Detroit Michigan in 1948, and the event itself. In 1947, Plymouth Motors sponsored the first such contest, which lasted four days and garnered national attention. It was so successful that the second event in 1948 was sponsored by Plymouth dealers across the United States, who sent... Topics: Model Airplanes, Plymouth Motors, Radio Controlled Planes, RC Plane, Radio-Controlled Aircraft,...
byFederal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
On WPA airport improvements. Runways are graded at a Newark, N.J., airport. Planes land at the Detroit City Airport. A plane is turned on a turntable at Floyd Bennett Field, New York City. Runways are graded at a Jacksonville, Fla., airport. Ditches are dug and pipes laid for a water system at Shushan Airport, New Orleans, La. A seaplane lands and taxis to a seaplane dock. Includes many aerial views of cities and countryside, and planes in flight.National Archives Identifier: 12367Local... Topics: Airplanes, Airports, Detroit Metro Airport, Florida, Motion pictures, New Orleans (La.), New York...
byOffice for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
On NYA work training projects. Boys work on milling machines and lathes, make dies, forge and shape metal for army cots, cut and shape sheet metal for oil cans, and pour lead casings. At Buffalo, N.Y. boys and girls machine small metal boxes for electrical units, work in a foundry, assemble gliders, and assist in the construction of Flying Fortresses in an aircraft plant.National Archives Identifier: 37228Local Identifier: 119.7* Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower... Topics: Airplanes, B-17 bomber, Gliders (Aeronautics), Machine-tools, Motion pictures, New York, Work,...